Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Lizbeths Model T speedster build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lizbeth, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    I've been helping Tim Jones (dragsled) work on his Comp coupe dragster , While waiting for parts to do his I said I wanted to build something of my own, Tim said he had some parts for a Model T in one of the barns , and it would be perfect to start with, It doens't have a body so we're going to build a speedster body for it ,I'm going to use the stock motor and trans,, I'll post some pics later today, Thanks for looking Beth
     
    biggeorge likes this.
  2. Great to hear about your plans and welcome to the HAMB! There are more than a few speedster folk on here and are always happy to help.

    There are some really good threads on speedsters as well,, with lots of good ideas for bodies, and another great site to look through is nwvs.org.
     
  3. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    thank you very much Tim said that there is a lot of info on the HAMB. Hope to learn a lot...
     
  4. Ah come on Beth tell Tim to unload some of those Flat Head V8 parts he's hoarding and build a V8 for it!!!!! :D:D
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Hi Carl I will ask for a bigger power plant Faster is always better. If I run faster that he does he might have a hissy fit. We did some fine tuning on the spindles, emery cloth to be exact. We found some pics I thought you guys would like. Let me know what you think . Beth
     
    Hudson31 likes this.
  6. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Woops forgot the pics,:rolleyes: one is how it looked when he first showed it to me, My first thought was I'm gonna do What with this!!:eek:, and installing the firewall,, Also my impression of Granny from the Beverly Hillbillys:D:D:D
     

    Attached Files:

    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  7. rdomeck
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 83

    rdomeck
    Member

    Beth, looking forward to seeing some pictures. I started on mine a little while ago... Over 20 years give or take a few years. I have started back working on it again and hope to hear it run for more than 10 seconds in the next few weeks. Then I'm going to start in on the body.

    The best advice I can give is make a list of things that need done and things you need to buy. Even the small things as it always feels good to cross things off the list. Oh and although I haven't followed this advice, try to work on it for at least 5 minutes a day. Keeps you motivated!
     
  8. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796

    tfeverfred
    Member

    You're gonna need a bigger hammer.
     
  9. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks rdomeck for the advice . right now it is all so new to me Tim is always right there to help and guide me so it will be easier. Also Bob (27TOwner) was my boss for years He has given Tim and myself lots of advice . Its always good to have buddys to help me. Beth
     
    Hudson31 likes this.
  10. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Bigger is always better:eek::D Beth
     
  11. [​IMG]

    Now that is really cool Beth.......... and yep a full load flattie belongs in there!!!!
     
  12. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290

    94hoghead
    Member

    Look forward to seeing your progress.....
     
  13. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,323

    rob lee
    Member
    from omaha,ne

  14. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    I think you are right . Tim said that as soon as we get the blower motor for the dragster that one is mine. The question of the day is will the frame in the T support the bigger motor? Beth
     
  15. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks for looking, I looked at the pics of your RPU ,going to be cool when it's done, Beth
     
  16. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks for checking my thread out Rob , I hope it turns out as good as were hopeing it will,,, Beth
     
  17. Carolina Man
    Joined: Aug 15, 2013
    Posts: 86

    Carolina Man
    Member

    This is great. I told my wife what you are doing,we need more women in the hobby.
     
  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,895

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That looks like fun.
     
  19. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks , I think we need more men who will just turn us loose on a project like this,, Beth
     
  20. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Yes it is I'm having a blast doing this, Beth
     
  21. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    I was able to get the spindles cleaned up and got a set of wheels on it today IT MOVES!!!!:D:D:D,,, Beth
     

    Attached Files:

    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,895

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  23. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks for the info,, found lots of information in the Tech section, Lots of new ideas,, Beth
     
  24. Beth,

    There was an speedster on eBay some years ago that had a really nice wooden body on it- if I were going to build a T speedster, it would be based on that car.

    If I can find the pics, I'll post them for you.
     
  25. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    Chuck R
    Member

  26. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634

    jerseyboy
    Member

    Nice start!

    You might want to check out the Ford Barn under the T section.
     
  27. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks that would be great!! Beth
     
  28. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    Thanks My friend Bob (27Towner) was telling Tim and I to check that out also,,, Beth
     
  29. lizbeth
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 183

    lizbeth
    Member
    from Panama IA

    We were wondering how to lower the steering column , found out how it's done in the tech section,, Beth
     
  30. I love speedster. Looks like a good start so far
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.